Wheaton College Library Receives Two Digital Humanities Grants for TAPAS Project

March 22, 2012 § Leave a comment

The library at Wheaton College partners in the TAPAS Project or TEI Archival Publishing and Access Service, which will help faculty and staff at small liberal arts colleges publish and store materials marked up according to the standards of the Text Encoding Initiative (TEI). Recently, this project received two digital humanities grants:

The Brown and Wheaton libraries received a $250,000National Leadership Grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), which began in December 2011 and will run for two years. And the Wheaton library and SHANTI received a $50,000 Start-up Grant from the Office of Digital Humanities at the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), which began in January and will run one year.

Find out more about the TAPAS Project from their NITLE Symposium Poster  Video: [vimeo http://vimeo.com/38858974]

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Liberal Arts Online: An ACS Blended Learning Webinar

March 9, 2012 § 1 Comment

On March 9, 2012, I led a webinar for the Associated  Colleges of the South‘s (ACS) Blended Learning Initiative.  I include the description and slides below:

Improving technology, changing students, challenging finances, and alternative credentialing sources have all combined to create an online learning boom in higher education. For liberal arts colleges, online learning promises to enhance the curriculum by moving some tasks online to allow for more active learning face-to-face, increasing student time on task, connecting study abroad or internship students back to campus, adding curricular resources, or expanding access to liberal education. Whatever the motivation for considering online learning, liberal arts colleges are forging new ground in bringing the liberal arts educational model–highly interactive, close work between students and faculty–into an online context. This seminar will explore a variety of models for using technology to fulfill the essential learning outcomes of liberal education and suggest ways faculty might enhance their courses with online teaching.

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